Monday, March 30, 2015

smallest silk shop & botanical lane

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Musing about Marrakech...

~the most friendly and charming shop owner of the [smallest silk shop]* in town.
~the colorful harlequin windows
~the brightly colored moroccan knifes and typical dutch plates at Chambres d'Amis
~the botanical lane to the riad in the middle of the medina

...within 2 weeks I will be back in Morocco for the 3rd cool crochet workshop.

*This photo I took during the cool crochet workshop last October, while my friend Rosa bought some tassels and last week when we were browsing through the Marrakech album, Rosa told me it looks like a painting, so I surprised her with the [smallest silk shop] framed and made an extra print for ourselves.

Sunday, March 29, 2015


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Longer days from now on.

Daylight saving time.

Straw hats are waiting to be worn.

Friday, March 27, 2015

eager to gardening

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Can't wait to work in the garden. I'm eager to dig in the soil and get dirty fingernails.
Sowing the flower seeds and planting the dahlia bulbs.
Today my sweet friend Yvonne visited me and we had such a lovely day. She brought me some pretty dahlias and the American version of her book Yvestown in the Kitchen. Thanks Yvonne Xx!

We had lunch at Nobel's Brood, wool indulgence at the Textielfabrique, Yvonne showed me her newest book Weekend DIY at the Conceptstore Dordrecht.
We strolled through the beautiful old town of Dordrecht and ended up at Vreeken's Zaden, a famous seeds shop in Dordrecht were we had lots of fun and finally laughed out loud about the fact we spend an hour in a seeds shop... (I bought lots of flower seeds and yes Aloë Vera, houseplant #3)

Moreover I can not wait to transform our garden table into a botanical table, like on the cover of the inspiring book 'Miami Hot & Cool', we already bought 25 years ago.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

r o t t e r d a m


Another saturday in the city.

Rocking walls and typography in Rotterdam.

Monday, March 23, 2015

pineapple love affair

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The pineapple rug is finished! (the plume of the pineapple seemed endless...)

I happen to have a soft spot for pineapples (that you will have noticed)

During the making of the pineapple pillow, I immediately had in mind to begin a major pineapple project.

The spools of fabric yarn in perfect colors were already 'waiting' in the cabinet.
Hey, I mean a lilac plume, what could be more beautiful?

Do you feel like freshen up your place with a pineapple rug?
You can find the pattern in my E T S Y shop.

All you need is 5 spools of fabric yarn, a 12 mm crochet hook and within a few weeks you will have a fruity rug on the floor. (plus free biceps workout)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

hello sailor

hello sailorworkshop @ nobel

cappuccino, cake & crochet!

Er zijn nog een paar plaatsen beschikbaar voor de haakworkshop in het huiskamer-restaurantje van Nobel's Brood, a.s. dinsdag 24 maart van 9:00 tot 11:30 uur.

De prachtige bakkerswinkel is gevestigd in een eeuwenoud pand aan één van de mooiste straten van Dordrecht, Grotekerksbuurt 53.
De workshop is voor dames (en heren) die de haakbeginselen al beheersen en van mij nog wel wat nieuwe haak trucjes willen leren.
Nobel's Brood zorgt voor vrolijke bloemen, 2 warme dranken voor iedereen en iets zoets. Ik zorg voor een haaknaald (deze mag je houden) en wol.
Uiteraard mag je jouw eigen haak-project van die ochtend mee naar huis nemen om (eventueel) thuis af te maken.

Kosten: € 17,50 per persoon.

Zin om mee te doen?

Meld je dan snel aan via de w e b s h o p van Nobel's Brood.

Friday, March 20, 2015

sunkissed friday afternoon

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Though we were not treated to a solar eclipse in the morning, we had a sunkissed Friday afternoon.

Celebrate the first day of spring and enjoy your weekend!